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Welcome Back Boat Cruise says aloha to new school year

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014

On Friday, Sept. 19, the Welcome Back Hawaiian Boat Cruise kicked off with leis for the guys and hair flowers for the ladies upon boarding. MATC Student Government organized the night on the water through the Milwaukee Boat Line’s Voyageur. The annual celebration provided an elegant view of Lake Michigan...

Mayor Barrett discusses student debt

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Photo Editor

September 17, 2014

  Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett visited the downtown MATC campus on Sept. 8. He was here to discuss student debt. The mayor talked about how student debt is the second leading consumer debt in the USA. Andrew Rossi, director of “Ivory Tower,” also touched on student debt. His film was showing...

Downtown campus library getting much needed facelift

Downtown campus library getting much needed facelift

July 2, 2014

Dramatic changes have been occurring to MATC’s downtown campus library. Construction began on May 22 by completely tearing down the old façade. It had been 40 years since any form of renovation had been done to this area of the campus. According to manager of Library and Information Services Jeff...

Five Star Event Earns Five Stars

Five Star Event Earns Five Stars

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Staff Reporter

May 20, 2014

From the moment you entered the first floor hallway near the 6th Street Bakery at the downtown campus on April 3, you felt special and important. Student chefs were waiting to greet you and lead you to registration. On the way, you were offered homemade chocolates. The line was surprisingly long, but...

Oh say can you see the many countries

Oh say can  you see the  many countries

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Staff Reporter

April 22, 2014

¿Cómo estás? Wie geht’s? Comment allez-vous? How are you? How many languages do you know? How many countries have you been to? Did you know about International Ethnic Week at MATC? It was one week long from March 17 through March 21. The members of the International Student Organization planned...

Life-sized gingerbread house that Hansel and Gretel would devour

Life-sized gingerbread house that Hansel and Gretel would devour

by Mike Hiller, Times Staff Photographer

March 26, 2014

Five weeks of planning and over 1,000 pounds of gingerbread, 200 pounds of frosting and 200 pounds of pizza dough were used to complete this massive project.  This life-size gingerbread house was on display at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee as part of the Midwest Foodservice Expo March 10...

Murder Mystery Dinner

Murder Mystery Dinner

by JoAhne Penney, West Allis Campus Editor

March 13, 2014

The scene was the annual billionaire’s club meeting and the opulent room was alive with costumed attendees who were totally unaware that by meeting’s end one of the 130 members in attendance would be dead. Hor d’ oeuvres were served in the grand lobby while roaring fireplaces and wing-backed chai...

Instructors influence goes beyond chalkboard

Instructors influence goes beyond chalkboard

by Veronika Greco, Mequon Campus Editor /// vgreco@matctimes360.com

March 12, 2014

In one of my online classes, a student posted that she wanted to be a teacher for three reasons: June, July and August. It took me a while to realize what she meant, but when it registered, I thought to myself how sad a statement this was. Instructors who do their time and really don’t have a passion...

Support staff union rallies before board

Support staff union rallies before board

by Monte Driscoll, Times Staff Reporter

February 11, 2014

The MATC Support Staff union, AFSCME Local 587, staged a rally late afternoon on Tue.,  Feb. 4 at the Downtown Milwaukee campus to make their presence known to the MATC Board of Directors in the moments before their district meeting convened. An estimated group of 60 peaceful yet anxious union members an...

Culinary program shines at Wine and Dine event

Culinary program shines at Wine and Dine event

by Monte Driscoll, Times Staff Reporter

December 10, 2013

MATC’s Culinary Arts program took full advantage of the educational opportunities presented at Wine and Dine Wisconsin 2013 during the weekend of Nov. 16 and 17. Wine and Dine is an annual food and beverage sampling event at the Wisconsin Center in  downtown Milwaukee. Over 150 exhibitors, from restaurants...

Exotic buckthorn battle being waged for sustainability

Exotic buckthorn battle being waged for sustainability

by JoAhne Penny, Times Staff Reporter

November 20, 2013

A major threat to Wisconsin ecosystems, the exotic European buckthorn plant is a troublesome bully of a plant that can easily spread throughout wooded areas. The plant destroys wildlife habitats, replaces natural vegetation, and is very invasive. These plants   have no competition from insects or diseases...

ACF national president visits Milwaukee

ACF national president visits Milwaukee

by Mike Hiller, Times Staff Reporter

November 6, 2013

MATC is one of five colleges that have been American Culinary Foundation (ACF) certified since the beginning of certification for colleges.  On Oct. 28, Chef Thomas Macrina from Philadelphia accompanied Dr. Michael Burke on a tour of the MATC culinary facilities. The ACF accreditation committee visits...

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